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Goshka Macuga: Before the Beginning and after the End
Edited by Mario Mainetti. Foreword by Miuccia Prada. Text by Rosi Braidotti, Elena Filipovic, Ariane Koek, Lawrence M. Krauss, Dieter Roelstraete, Michael Taussig.
Polish-born, London-based Goshka Macuga (born 1967) adopts the roles of an artist, curator, collector, researcher and exhibition designer, working across a variety of media to explore how and why we remember both cultural and personal events. She particularly focuses on how we build our own classificatory systems for creating and remembering knowledge in times of rapidly advancing technology and information saturation.
This book, published for the exhibition To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, is organized as an atlas and retraces for the first time Macuga’s career from 1993 to the present day. The volume is edited by Mario Mainetti and includes original essays along with an anthology of texts by the artist published for former projects.
Detail of "International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 6, Humanity’s Survival: Jared Diamond, Jean-François Lyotard, Francis Bacon, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Crutzen, Nick Bostrum, HP Lovecraft, Michel Foucault" (2015), installed at Fondazione Prada, is reproduced from Goshka Macuga: Before the Beginning and after the End.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/13/2016
Featured image is an installation view of Goshka Macuga's 2016 To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, fabricated from a fascinating list of materials including an android, plastic coat and enormous handmade shoes—one of which is made from expandable foam, the second of which is made from cardboard and linen. On view through June 19 at Fondazione Prada, the robot "recites and rehearses a monologue constructed from numerous excerpts of significant speeches—an architectural composition of ideas that refers to the relationship between Ars memorativa (the art of memory) and artificial intelligence." It is reproduced from Prada's accompanying 300-page, atlas-like monograph, Goshka Macuga: Before the Beginning and after the End—the perfect companion to Macuga's first solo museum exhibition in New York, on view now at The New Museum. continue to blog
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